May 23 HAPPY BIRTHDAY LeRoy Troy

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LeRoy Troy born, May 23, 1966 is an old-time clawhammer banjo player performing old-time music humorous or comedy songs, with fine fiddling and excellent harmony singing by Lester and son Mike Armistead. Troy often uses a washboard with various sound making devices affixed to it. Troy debuted on the Grand Ole Opry in 1988 and was the National Old-Time Banjo Champion in 1996.

LeRoy Troy is known as “the Tennessee Slicker” and “The Sultan of Goodlettsville” and plays with the Tennessee Mafia Jugband and Marty Stuart, appearing weekly on The Marty Stuart show on RFD-TV.

About the author

I enjoy researching Bluegrass, Bluegrass Gospel, and Country birthdays, anniversaries and interesting trivia dates. I am a piano/organ performance major who has taught privately and served as church accompanist since 1968 in North Carolina and Central Kentucky. Although classically trained, I appreciate all genres of music. My mother, who was also a church musician and taught public school music grades K-12, knew that Bluegrass music was the purest American music. She always introduced her students to this fine genre and began my musical studies with her at age 2. Bach to Berachah Valley, Mozart to Jimmy Martin, Sibelius to Stanley Brothers, the list goes on, I hope you find some moments of enjoyment and learn a few interesting facts along the way.
I am thankful for the many resources we have at our fingertips including Google. FaceBook and BluegrassBios by Wayne Rice. It was he who inspired me to tackle the task of trying to pass on knowledge about Bluegrass music. Thanks Wayne~!
Lou Ellen Wilkie

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